10 best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

Movies similar to The Thirteenth Floor (1999): eXistenZ, The Matrix, The Adjustment Bureau, Vanilla Sky, Nirvana, Dark City, Inception, Source Code, The Truman Show, Ghost in the Shell.

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eXistenZ (1999)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryCanada, United Kingdom
Duration01:37
CharactersKillers, Inventors
PlotVirtual Reality
TimeFuture
StyleCyberpunk

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

The Matrix (1999)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.7)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:16
CharactersHackers, Heroes
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Multi-part, Technology, Consciousness
TimeFuture
StyleWorth watching, Cyberpunk, Expanding consciousness, Mind-altering, Deep Meaning

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
PlotLove, Fate

A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he's ever loved.

Vanilla Sky (2001)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration02:10
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Happiness, Love triangle, Obsession
PlaceNew York

David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality, between life and death, are blurred.

Nirvana (1997)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:36
PlotVirtual Reality
TimeFuture
StyleCyberpunk

Jimi, a computer game designer, finds that his latest product has been infected by a virus which has given consciousness to the main character of the game, Solo. Tormented by the memory of his fled girlfriend Lisa and begged by Solo to end its useless "life", Jimi begins a search for people who can help him both to discover what happened to Lisa and to delete his game before it is released.

Dark City (1998)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:40
PlotAlien invasion, Investigation
StyleAtmospheric, Gothic

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.

Inception (2010)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.8)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersScammers, Spy
PlotDreams, Lucid dreaming, Adventure, Fight, Chase, Skirmishes
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleWorth watching, Interesting, Exciting, Smart, Disturbing

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Source Code (2011)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:33
CharactersTerrorists
PlotTime travel, Love, Investigation, Fate
PlaceTrains, USA
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time. But can he discover who is responsible for the attack before the next one happens?

The Truman Show (1998)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
PlotMeaning of life, Love, Intrigue, Mystery
PlaceSea, Forest, Islands
StyleWorth watching, Philosophical, Deep Meaning, Expanding consciousness, Mind-altering, Smart, Makes me think, Touching

Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows -- including his wife and his best friend -- is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, India, Hong Kong, China
Duration02:13
CharactersHackers, Police, Doctors, Androids
PlotConspiracies, Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness, Investigation, Chase, Technology
PlaceLaboratory
TimeFuture
StyleCyberpunk

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

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Fight Club (1999)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:11
PlotSplit personality, Fights without rules, Fight, Consciousness, Obsession
StyleWorth watching, By books, Interesting, Unexpected ending, Mind-altering, Expanding consciousness, Deep Meaning, Philosophical, For men, Depressive

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersScientists
PlotTime machine, Time travel, Viruses, Disasters, Mystery
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric

In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990 instead of 1996, he's arrested and locked up in a mental hospital. There he meets psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Railly, and patient Jeffrey Goines, the son of a famous virus expert, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease.

The Zero Theorem (2013)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Romania, France
Duration01:46
CharactersProgrammers
PlotVirtual Reality, Technology, Computers
TimeFuture
StyleFancy, Not for everyone, Philosophical, Deep Meaning

A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.

Mr. Nobody (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Germany, Canada, France
Duration02:18
CharactersOld man
PlotTime travel, Meaning of life, Consciousness, Growing up, Mystery, Mystery, Fate, Death
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Deep Meaning, Mind-altering, Expanding consciousness, Fancy

Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

I, Robot (2004)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:55
CharactersRobots, Inventors
PlotArtificial Intelligence
TimeFuture
StyleCyberpunk

In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may be in danger.

TRON: Legacy (2010)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersInventors, Family, Fathers, Programmers
PlotComputer games, Computers, Adventure, Investigation, Artificial Intelligence
TimeFuture

Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy and daring son of Kevin Flynn, investigates his father's disappearance and is pulled into The Grid. With the help of a mysterious program named Quorra, Sam quests to stop evil dictator Clu from crossing into the real world.

Tron (1982)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersProgrammers
PlotVirtual Reality
StyleCyberpunk

As Kevin Flynn searches for proof that he invented a hit video game, he is "digitalized" by a laser and finds himself inside The Grid, where programs suffer under the tyrannical rule of the Master Control Program. With the help of TRON, a security program, Flynn seeks to free The Grid from the MCP.

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